Infrastructure stories

All the latest rail infrastructure and network news.

Nextgenaccess gains exclusive high speed full fibre concession from HS1 Ltd

14th November 2019

Nextgenaccess Ltd., a rapidly expanding UK wholesale provider of full fibre broadband infrastructure, today announced it has agreed an exclusive […]

Rails’ digital future driving up bookings at Infrarail 2020

14th November 2019

As rail moves up the political agenda, new products and exhibitors are coming to the UK’s leading showcase of railway […]

City and Guilds Group acquires largest UK railway training provider

13th November 2019

City & Guilds Group, a leader in demand-led skills development, has today announced the acquisition of Intertrain, one of the […]

Jasper Carrott unveils tram named in his honour as Birmingham Westside extension moves ever closer to opening

13th November 2019

Brummie comedy legend Jasper Carrott has today unveiled a tram named in his honour in a special ceremony. It was […]

Trafford Park tram testing marks end of an exciting week

12th November 2019

The first test tram has traversed the Trafford Park line track, capping a landmark week for the £350m Metrolink extension […]

Update on sale of British Steel

11th November 2019

The Official Receiver and Special Managers from EY, Sam Woodward, Hunter Kelly and Alan Hudson, can confirm that contracts have been […]

More than half expect rail industry to stagnate or contract in 2020, two in five expect their own businesses to do the same

11th November 2019

survey of rail businesses published today by independent polling company ComRes, on behalf of the Railway Industry Association (RIA) – […]

GB Railfreight and Hanson Cement sign seven year contract

8th November 2019

GB Railfreight are delighted to announce a seven-year deal with Hanson Cement for rail freight services from Ketton cement works […]

#TeamStory inspire Tomorrow’s Engineers

8th November 2019

As part of its ongoing commitment to the continued development of future talent, Story Contracting have launched the Local Labour […]

Update on progress to complete the Elizabeth line

8th November 2019

Crossrail Ltd has updated the Crossrail Board on progress to complete the Elizabeth line. Transport for London has issued the […]

“Nationally significant” rail scheme on track for Portishead

7th November 2019

Getting the train to Bristol is another step closer for people in Portishead. The application for a Development Consent Order […]

Start date for £2.8 million Castleford rail station transformation

6th November 2019

Work on a £2.8 million transformation of Castleford’s rail station into an attractive and welcoming gateway to the town will […]

Combined Authority seals deal for Network Rail to build Soham station

6th November 2019

A new station to reconnect Soham with the rail network will improve economic growth, jobs and investment in the area, […]

Landmark week for Trafford Park Metrolink line

5th November 2019

Two key landmarks have been reached marking a significant step towards completion of the Trafford Park line project. The final […]

Support for White Rose rail station sought at Investment Committee meeting

4th November 2019

West Yorkshire Combined Authority Investment Committee is being asked to approve £2.611 million funding toward the development of the new […]

Morrison Utility Services to begin enabling swept path works for Edinburgh Tram extension

4th November 2019

Morrison Utility Services (MUS), the UK’s largest dedicated utility service provider and part of M Group Services, is set to […]

New Thales technology on London’s Docklands Light Railway helps improve journeys of 122 million passengers

1st November 2019

Thales has signed two new contracts to support the Docklands Light Railway, as a result of a forecasted increased passenger […]

Talgo, Transport Scotland and Scottish Enterprise sign framework agreement

31st October 2019

Talgo, together with Scottish Enterprise and Transport Scotland, has signed a jointly agreed framework for the establishment of Longannet, Fife […]

Full steam ahead: Major transformation planned for Rochdale railway station site

31st October 2019

Moves to transform the area around Rochdale train station are on track, with plans being developed to create thousands of […]

Global Rail Services appoints Contracts Manager

31st October 2019

Dublin based Global Rail Services Limited, has appointed Paul Connell as a Contracts Manager. Paul will be responsible for the […]

Refurbishment of Cardiff Central set to continue with brand new ticket gates

30th October 2019

ADDITIONAL ticket barriers are being installed at Cardiff Central as part of a series of works to improve the station […]

From Southam to Seaham, Bletchley to Barry – Vivarail continues to expand its operations

30th October 2019

Vivarail today announced that its main manufacturing base will shortly be moving to Southam, near Leamington Spa. The relocation means […]